Definition of Hoard

1. Noun. A secret store of valuables or money.

Exact synonyms: Cache, Stash
Generic synonyms: Fund, Stock, Store
Derivative terms: Cache, Stash

2. Verb. Save up as for future use. "They hoard the money in the closet"
Exact synonyms: Cache, Hive Up, Lay Away, Squirrel Away, Stash
Generic synonyms: Lay Aside, Save, Save Up
Derivative terms: Cache, Cache, Hoarder, Stash

3. Verb. Get or gather together. "They hoard the money in the closet"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

Definition of Hoard

1. n. See Hoarding, 2.

2. n. A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money.

3. v. t. To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain.

4. v. i. To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.

Definition of Hoard

1. Noun. A hidden, secret supply or fund. ¹

2. Noun. (archeology) A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove. ¹

3. Verb. To amass, usually for one's personal collection. ¹

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Definition of Hoard

1. to gather and store away [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hoard

1. A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money. Origin: OE. Hord, AS. Hord; akin to OS. Hord, G. Hort, Icel. Hodd, Goth. Huzd; prob. From the root of E. Hide to conceal, and of L. Custos guard, E. Custody. See Hide to conceal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoard

hoar frost
hoard (current term)
hoarded wealth

Literary usage of Hoard

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1. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1890)
"John Marks, hoard. John McDowell, per act 22d March, 1809. ... John Metz, hoard. John McCarr, hoard. Bartholomy Meloy, per act of 29th January, 1814. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"(9) JL hoard and JV Silverton, Inorg. Chem., 2, 235 (1963), рк comprehensive descriptions and critical appraisals of the eight-coordination polyhedra. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... at seven years end, upon tht draught, not one fish was left, but the two pikes grown to> an excessive bigness. Ht-. 3. To lay up ; to hoard. ..."

4. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1901)
"IN May,, a large hoard of Roman coins was discovered on the ground known as Bullock Down, ... The hoard is a good specimen of a numerous class of hoards. ..."

5. Annual Report by Minneapolis (Minn.), Board of Park Commissioners (1903)
"hoard OF PARK COMMISSIONERS. LAKK *>F THK I PARKWAY. Art orney s Report". MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., JAN. 20. 1906. To the Honorable Board of Park Commissioners of ..."

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